5 incredible castles around the world you can actually stay in
1. Gillette Castle, Connecticut Gillette Castle overlooks the Connecticut River. It was partly planned by William Hooker Gillette, who also played Sherlock Holmes in theatre; the 24-room castle has quirky features such as secret surveillance mirrors. Each and every door in this castle is different and you can take part in various activities such as river camping and hiking. 2. Balfour Castle, Scotland The Balfour Estate is surrounded by enormous and fascinating wilderness and is located on the Shapinsay Island, famed for their bays which once gave safe haven to Viking ships. 3. Dalian City Castle, China The enormous Dalian City Castle is quite new, it was built in 2001. It is a beautiful sight at night since it is always lit up and like any modern hotel a spa, swimming pool which overlooks the ocean through floor-to-ceiling windows, gym, beauty parlor, 292 lavish rooms and 29 suites. 4. Ashford Castle, Ireland Ashford, built in 1228, is Ireland’s oldest castle and was bought by the Guinness family in the 1800’s. It is a mixture of both old and new with chandeliers and armor, along with a sprawling golf course and a spa. Activities which guests can indulge in are falconry, clay shooting and archery, fly-fishing, horseback riding and boating 5. Neemrana Fort Palace, Delhi, India You can spend holidays, parties and conferences at this palace which was made in 1464. Hanging gardens, two pools and an Ayurvedic spa are some of the things you can experience here.